Welcome to Salvador Central!
We're headquartered here in Pelourinho, Salvador's Old Town
We're Basically a Group of Friends With a Common Purpose
That being to explore the facets of Salvador and Bahia we find fascinating
On the Professional Side, We Work with Music, Lodging & Tours
We can set you up with a place to stay, and we know where the good stuff is

There are certain places...

...the names of which fire the popular imagination. Brazil is one of them; an amalgam of primitive and sophisticated, jungle and elegance, beating drums and luscious jazz harmonics, there's no other place like it on earth. And while Rio, or its fame anyway, tends toward the elegant and "sophisticated" end of the spectrum, Salvador -- Brazil's first capital -- tends toward the other...

Welcome to the land of saints, magic, and the drum.

I'm Pardal, that's "Sparrow" in English, an American who's lived here in Salvador for the past 22 years, brought to Bahia by a scintillating culture more African than European...

Stay With Us!

Superb and affordable vacation apartments and houses, handled by two experienced Americans in Salvador! For Carnival and anytime, seaside and Centro Histórico!

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Our Cana Brava Record Shop

We sell vinyl and CDs ripped from vinyl and printed...real Brazilian music: primordial Afro-Bahian samba, samba carioca (from Rio), choro, candomblé, ijexá...

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World's Biggest Party!

Carnival in Salvador dwarfs Carnival in Rio, it's the world's largest street party, with kilometer upon kilometer of streets filled to the brim with revelers...

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